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  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,952

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

Worth reading

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-15

I like rah rah books....this is a good one. Down to earth & very motivating. This is one I will listen to again while cleaning!

  • Real Happiness

  • The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program
  • By: Sharon Salzberg
  • Narrated by: Sharon Salzberg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written and read by the author.

  • By Meow on 06-25-12

Meditation made easy!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Real Happiness to be better than the print version?

I am a hands on person so some times its easier to incorporate audio into my day than print. I sometime need to slow down and don't spend as much time with "print" so I was able to take away more meaning and understanding with the audio version at this time.

What did you like best about this story?

The practical application. I was able to slow myself down when I wake up at night and my mind is racing. I used some of the practices to go back to sleep.

Which character – as performed by Sharon Salzberg – was your favorite?

Don't really thave a favorate.

What did you learn from Real Happiness that you would use in your daily life?

To except, acknowledge, and move on. She gave several practical ways to do this.

Any additional comments?

I have already listen once and am now going back to listen to again to see what I may have missed the first time!

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